Erdogan lobbies Musk for new Tesla factory

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan calls on tech tycoon Elon Musk to establish Tesla's seventh factory in Turkey. – EPA pic, September 18, 2023.

TURKISH President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged tech tycoon Elon Musk to open his next Tesla factory in Turkey, becoming the latest leader to lobby one of the world’s richest men.

Erdogan and Musk have held a series of meetings both in Turkey and on the sidelines of international forums, developing a seeming friendship that they extended on Sunday in New York.

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